Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died from complications of cancer last night. He was 82. De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, below, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
He leaves a lifetime of beautiful gowns and beautiful memories behind. Here are some highlights of his illustrious career.
1969. A model in a frothy display of organza ruffles, ala Oscar.
1982. Two models on the runway wearing ruffled bouffant taffeta skirts.
1986. Christy Turlington was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Bill King for the September issue of Vogue.
1989. De la Renta and Liza Minnelli at the CFDA Awards, which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1989. The designer with actress Audrey Hepburn.
1991. A model takes to the catwalk in a look from the designer’s spring/summer 1992 collection in Paris.
1992. Eva Herzigova in a black cutout dress from the designer’s spring/summer 1993 show in Paris.
1993. Carla Bruni in a paisley-print look from the designer’s spring/summer 1993 collection in Paris.
1995. An Oscar de la Renta creation for Pierre Balmain, from the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 1995-96 couture show.
1996. Ruched silk was the order of the day at a fashion show in New York.
1998. De la Renta waves to the crowd at the end of his spring/summer 1999 show in New York.
1999. Naomi Campbell walks in the designer’s autumn/winter 1999 show in New York.
2000. Gisele Bündchen takes to the catwalk in a striped ruffled skirt and white shirt.
2002. A leather cap and khaki hues from the designer’s autumn/winter 2003 show in New York.
2003. Sarah Jessica Parker wore an Oscar de la Renta dress in this season six episode of Sex And The City.
2006. With American Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the designer’s autumn/winter 2006 show.
2007. Stella Tennant was photographed wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown by Benjamin Alexander for the September issue of Vogue.
2007. With Ralph Lauren at the CFDA Awards, where he was awarded Womenswear Designer of the Year for the second time in his career.
2007. Model Agness Deyn wears a striking feather-embellished creation from the label’s spring/summer 2008 collection.
2009. A model in an appliquéd red and black gown at the designer’s autumn/winter 2009 show.
2009. Mario Testino photographed Lara Stone in an Oscar de la Renta gown for the December issue of Vogue.
2009. Doutzen Kroes was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Patrick Demarchelier for the December issue of Vogue.
2009. Kate Hudson attended the New York premiere of her film Bride Wars wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown.
2010. Jessica Biel attended the Los Angeles Premiere of Valentine’s Day wearing an asymmetric Oscar de la Renta gown.
2011. Kate Moss was photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for the August issue of Vogue.
2011. Freja Beha Erichsen was photographed wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown by Mario Testino for the May cover of Vogue.
2011. Jason Bell photographed Jessica Brown Findlay wearing Oscar de la Renta for the August issue of Vogue.
2011. Laura Carmichael, wearing Oscar de la Renta, photographed by Jason Bell for the August issue of Vogue.
2011. After-dark elegance at the designer’s autumn/winter 2011 show in New York.
2012. Oscar de la Renta, at his spring/summer 2013 show.
2013. Amy Adams in an Oscar De La Renta strapless lavender gown at the Oscars.
2013. Oscar was presented with the Eleanor Lambert Founder’s Award by Hillary Clinton at the CFDA Awards. “Simply put, he is an American icon,” said Clinton in her presentation speech. “His style and personality have permeated our culture and shaped the industry for decades.”
2013. On the catwalk at his autumn/winter 2013 show, with Karlie Kloss and Magdalena Frackowiak.
2014. Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta at the 2014 Met Ball.
2014. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown to the Met Ball, a creation signed by the artist himself.